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Special Concerts


Each season, our traditional special projects include pairs of Opening Concerts, Concerts for Freedom and Democracy, New Years’ Concerts, and a concluding Outdoor Concert. For our 127th season, we are adding Advent concerts and a special concert by our artists-in-residence.

The special projects for the 127th season include two essential opening concerts prepared by the chief conductor Semyon Bychkov with the violinist Lisa Batiashvili. The two Concerts for Freedom and Democracy have also become a tradition, and they will be performed by the two artists‑in‑residence for the season. Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass will be heard twice at the end of Advent, and two New Year’s concerts in January will be led by the star conductors Juanjo Mena and Susanna Mälkki. The artists-in-residence Magdalena Kožená and Simon Rattle will be appearing on a special programme in February with works by Martinů and Schumann. At the season’s end, you can look forward to the return of the Open Air Concert at Hradčany Square.

M1 — Czech Philharmonic • Season Opening Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto D major, Op. 61 (42')

— Intermission —

Richard Strauss
An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (47')

Performers

Lisa Batiashvili violin

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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M2 — Czech Philharmonic • Velvet Revolution Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Maurice Ravel
Five Greek Folk Songs (8')

Béla Bartók
Five Hungarian Folk Songs, Sz 101 BB 108 (6')

— Intermission —

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 9 in D major (81')

Performers

Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Simon Rattle conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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M3 — Czech Philharmonic • Christmas Concert


Dvořák Hall

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Jakub Jan Ryba
Czech Christmas Mass “Hail, Master!” (44')

— Intermission —

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Coronation Mass in C major, K 317 (24')

Performers

Slávka Zámečníková soprano
Václava Krejčí Housková alto
Jaroslav Březina tenor
Roman Hoza bass

Václav Luks conductor

Collegium Vocale 1704

Czech Philharmonic

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M4 — Czech Philharmonic • New Year’s Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Manuel de Falla
Interlude and Dance from the opera La vida breve (8')
“Vivan los que rien, mueran los que lloran”, Salud’s aria from the opera La vida breve (5')

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra (21')

— Intermission —

Joaquín Turina
Danzas fantásticas (Fantastic Dances, selection), Op. 22 (5')
Orgía (Orgy)

Xavier Montsalvatge
Cinco canciones negras (Five Black Songs, selections) (11')

Manuel de Falla
El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites Nos. 1 and 2, selections)
Suite No. 1 (11')
Suite No. 2 (12')

Performers

Pablo-Sáinz Villegas guitar
Clara Mouriz mezzo-soprano

Juanjo Mena conductor

Jiří Vejvoda host

Czech Philharmonic

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M5 — Czech Philharmonic • Concert with residents of the season


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Robert Schumann
Genoveva, Op. 81, overture to the opera (10')

Bohuslav Martinů / arranged for orchestra by Jiří Teml
Songs on One Page, H 294 (8')

Bohuslav Martinů
Nipponari. Seven songs to Japanese lyric poetry for female voice and small orchestra, H 68 (21')

— Intermission —

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61 (38')

Performers

Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Simon Rattle conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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M6 — Czech Philharmonic • Open Air Concert


Hradčany Square

What's on

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro, opera overture, K 492 (5')

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Dalla sua pace”, Don Ottavio’s aria from the 1st act of the opera Don Giovanni (4')

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Se all’impero, amici Dei”, aria from the 2nd act of the opera La clemenza di Tito (5')

Béla Bartók
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.68 BB 76 (6')

Nicholas Brodszky
Be My Love (4')

Alan Silvestri
Suite from Contact, selection (world premiere) (8')

Kevin Puts
Contact, concert for the ensemble “Time for Three” (30')

Performers

Time For Three
Charles Yang
violin, vocals
Nicolas Kendall
violin, vocals
Ranaan Meyer double bass, vocals

Petr Nekoranec tenor

Keith Lockhart conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Jitka Novotná presenter

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